An approach I would use to motivate young workers to carry out their work in a safe way would be to consider Recognition over Rewards training program because safety incentive programs can become routine, ineffective, and irrelevant with the passing of time.
Train and encourage leaders to recognize safe behaviour and positive outcomes have excellent safety cultures. Rather than the regular approach in most safety incentive programs, recognition is much more personal. Leaders who are deeply involved in the safety management process can have the most positive influence above and beyond any other factor. Recognition goes a long way to motivate workers.
Set high expectations for safe behaviour. Employees will usually work hard to meet their managers’ and supervisors’ expectations. Managers and supervisors should also expect employees to identify, control, and report all hazards found in the workplace.
A technique to engage everyone to take personal responsibility for safety would be to make safety a core value. Safety needs to be as important to an organization as production and profits are. Let employees know that no job is so important that it should be done at personal risk. Commit management to worker safety. When executives, managers, and supervisors are actively engaged in the organization’s safety efforts, employees will notice.
Specific motivational approaches by leaders can demonstrate their commitment to safety by following the company’s safe work procedures, listening to and acting upon employees’ concerns, and actively participating in safety meetings. Involve employees in the safety process. Encourage employees to take part in making your workplace safe by including them in safety committees, inspections, accident investigations, and safety suggestion programs. Give them time to participate during their regular work hours and recognize their efforts. And find out what motivates them to work safe.
Maslow’s need hierarchy states...